Robert George Davison Jr., 65, Murphysboro
died Thursday, December 21, 2006 at home after a long battle with leukemia. Robert was formerly from the Quad Cities and lived in Hampton, Moline, East Moline, Green Rock and Geneseo. Robert was born April 17, 1941 in Galesburg the only child of the late Robert Sr. and Madilyn (Strutz) Davison. Robert married Connie (Whetstine) April 17, 1976 on both their birthdays at the Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg. Robert married Mary Rose Rachel Nicholas in 1960 she preceded him in death. Robert worked as a set-up man and mechanic in the forge shop at John Deere Harvester in East Moline from 1963-1993 retiring after 30 years. He also owned and operated Wonder Years video and deli in East Moline with his wife Connie. Robert taught small engine repair to 4-H members and was active in Dad's Club in Hampton. He enjoyed Y Indian Princess and Y Indian guides Club with children November and Anthoney. Bob was a member of the Nazarene Church in Colona IL. He was also a member of the Hampton, Colona, and Geneseo PTA and a Geneseo Band Booster board member. Bob was an active member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Geneseo and Murphysboro and served as Governor in Geneseo. He was a member of Quad Cities Street Rod Limited Club the Hook and Bullet Club and the Giant Goose Fishing and Hunting Club. He was a member of UAW Local Union 856 in East Moline. Bob enjoyed Elvis Presley music, as a teenager he boxed Golden Gloves and rode Harley Davidson motorcycles all his life, owning 86 different bikes and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bob drove in Figure 8's when they first opened at the East Moline fairgrounds. Bob's hobbies were crossword puzzles, trivia, painting, coin collecting, stamp collecting, gardening, playing cards, motorcycle racing, fishing, woodworking, refurbishing antique cars, boating, antique collection, remodeling houses, hunting, especially in Montana and he was an avid pool player. Bob traveled to 49 states. Survivors include his wife Connie Davison of Murphysboro, daughter November Lynn Davison and her partner Heidi Ramos of Murphysboro, son Anthoney Ryan Davison of Murphysboro, daughter Susan Lynn Davison of Port Smith Ohio, son Brian (Delilah) Davison of Rock Island IL. , 3 grandchildren, sister in law Edie Whetstine of Lavelle Wisc. And Pamela White of Clinton Iowa and his mother in law Pearl Rutledge of Clinton Iowa. In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by his stepfather Theodor Anderson, brother in law Glen Whetstine, Aunt Ruby Seydel and his grandparents. Memorial services will be held at Grace Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Colona IL on Wednesday December 27, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Gordon Barrick will officiate, and at the Moose Lodge 1591 in Murphysboro on Saturday December 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Robert Taylor will officiate. Memorials are encouraged and may be made to the family, or The Hope Lodge Cancer House in St. Louis or the Leukemia Foundation Research Fund. Bob will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

 

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